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​Arista, founded in 2007 in Greece, is a global provider of shipping transportation services and specializes in managing the worldwide ocean transportation of dry bulk cargoes, including commodities such as iron ore, coal, grain, salt, alumina and other minor bulk cargoes. Arista actively seeks to protect the environment with our disruptive Project Forward. We adhere to what we promote and encourage others to follow our practices.   Learn more.


Arista, through Forward Ships, is leading Project Forward, a Joint Development Project together with globally established industry leaders aiming to combat global ship emissions in the most effective manner.  Conceived in 2013 and presented in 2015, Project Forward identified the potential of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, and engaged in an extensive research and development program which arrived at a technically reliable and commercially feasible design of vessel which apart from its extremely low environmental footprint, reduces the cost of transportation at sea, modernizing the shipping industry and defining the new standard of vessel for the immediate future, with immediate relevance in 2020.  


Project Forward’s solutions, proprietary concepts and designs including the patented machinery arrangement, and pending patents are equally applicable to tankers and container ships.


Since 2013, Arista has been joined in its efforts by a prestigious group of industry leaders consisting of ABS (American Bureau of Shipping, one of the world’s leading ship classification societies), Deltamarin (a ship design, offshore engineering and construction group operating in the marine and offshore industries worldwide), GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz, an engineering company specialised in the design of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied gas), and Wärtsilä (a Finnish corporation which manufactures and services power sources and other equipment in the marine and energy markets).  


Royal Dutch Shell plc, commonly known as Shell, recently linked with Project Forward to assist in the global distribution of LNG.    Learn more.

Forward Ships is the commercial application of the research and development work carried out under Project Forward. The vessels of Forward Ships comply with and exceed all known, applicable, and forthcoming environmental regulations, including International Maritime Organization’s (“IMO”) 2016 NOx Tier III rules,  IMO’s global Marpol Annex VI SOx emission levels of 0.5% sulphur cap effective on January 1st, 2020 and exceed the most stringent Energy Efficiency Design Index 2025 standards and emission levels.  


We own and operate modern vessels in the handysize and supramax sizes built in Japan and South Korea.  Our aim is to continue growing to become one of the major dry bulk shipping companies worldwide.  


Our experienced shore-side team controls and operates our vessels fully in-house.

We provide ship management services to third parties. Learn more.

​​Ever imagined working for a young and growing shipping company? If you are a team player and you have the right qualifications for our ships or our offices, we would like to hear from you! ​​ Learn more.

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